Risk factors

The primary risk factor for PTSD is exposure to trauma. Exposure to various traumas can lead to PTSD, including accidents, war and terrorism, and violence and abuse. Personal characteristics can also determine who will develop PTSD following exposure to trauma. These include personality traits, support network, and cognitive and psychological factors such as resilience. To access the evidence on trauma and personal characteristics associated with risk for PTSD, click on the tabs below or navigate through the topics via the section on the left.

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